NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan appears to be thankful that the team has not yet added a pass rushing specialist, despite flirtations with former Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham.
Instead, the Titans elected to beef up the interior of the defensive line with the likes of Sammie Lee Hill and Antonio Johnson, something Morgan says can make his job easier this season.
"It makes my job a little bit easier, if they can get that good push up the middle," Morgan said. "We've got good depth, so we can keep guys fresh (using a) rotation. I think it helps out the pass rush a great deal if we can get that push inside."
Morgan led the team with 6.5 sacks, but that is a number Tennessee and Morgan both hope increases greatly this year, if they can play both him and fellow starter Kamerion Wimbley (six sacks) fewer snaps than last year to keep them from wearing down.
Wide receiver Kenny Britt has been mostly silent during this off-season, as the Titans have yet to make him available to the media during any of their off-season availability sessions.
But from the reports coming from Britt's teammates, the 2009 first-round pick looks much better and closer to his old form than the Britt, who struggled to 42 catches last year.
Kendall Wright, who figures to start opposite Britt at receiver this year, says Britt looks good and has been working hard in the off-season work.
"Kenny is healthy," Wright said. "The knees are doing good. ... He looks way different. If you go out there and watch him, you can tell he's a whole different Kenny. He took his off-season serious and went out and got his knees right."
Britt, who has was coming off three knee surgeries (including ACL surgery on his right knee, plus clean-ups on each knee) before last year, is in a contract year for the Titans and given his injury history, brushes with the law and the drafting of rookie receiver Justin Hunter, probably needs a near-perfect season in 2013 to get any sort of contract extension from the Titans.